The following story has moved as this week’s as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
CAMPAIGN 2016-STATE OF GOP – Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party’s splintering. Conservatives’ gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. Yet contained in the movement and its triumphs were the seeds of destruction, evident now in the party’s fracture over presidential front-runner Donald Trump. By Donna Cassata. SENT: 810 words, photos.